The Columbia University Language Resource Center has been a hub of distance language learning since 2012, with the start of the Shared Course Initiative. It has leveraged this expertise to provide support for the Columbia language community during the COVID-19 pandemic. This page is an introduction to some of the resources available language instructors. For ongoing events, workshops, and trainings, please subscribe to the LRC newsletter. For one-on-one distance language teaching support, please reach out to us at

LRC Distance Language Pedagogy Seminar

The LRC Distance Language Pedagogy seminar is a self-directed, detailed introduction to the theory and practice of language teaching in the distance format. Columbia language instructors are able to access this course within Canvas and proceed at their own pace. You can click on the syllabus at the right for more information on the structure of this course.  Please write to to gain access.